The Captain Fawcett Commemorative 4x4 trail is a 105 km track that showcases some of Western Australia's best Jarrah forests, historical farm houses, original settler trestle bridges, minor creek crossings and magnificent views.
The track provides ample opportunities for a day's adventure. The track starts at Dawn Creek Rd near Dwellingup.
Bad news folks, the fun didn't last long this season.
DBCA Announcement yesterday: They've closed the track until further notice.
Another example of laziness (or ignorance) that causes harm to another.
Do the right thing and we'll all be able to enjoy our favourite pastimes safely.
perthnow.com.au A WA father has pleaded for people to check their campfires are properly extinguished after his family beach trip left his young daughter with serious burns. WARNING DISTRESSING IMAGES
We've just confirmed with DBCA the track is open and will remain open through winter as long as the track doesn't get too cut up and damaged.
So look after the track and we'll all be able to enjoy a little 4wding all winter.
Bad news folks. DBCA have closed the track because of the weather.
Will be reopened once it dries out.
Offical word from Dept of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Dwellingup office earlier today.
"The track is still open, and will stay open over winter as long as those using it don't start to cause too much damage to the track"
So there you go, look after it and we'll all get to play in the mud over winter.
Good News Folks
Just spoke to Parks and Wildlife this morning, the track is still open and will be until we get a lot more rain.
Just spoke with DPaW this morning. The track has been reopened for a few weeks now and with the recent rain the track should be a lot of fun.
Head on down and don't forget to send us a few photos to share on the page.
Not good news to report; Just spoke with DPaW again, and the track is still closed.
On the positive, there's still plenty of other 4wding to be done in and around Lane Poole, we'll get some information together to post soon, but in the meantime, you can call or drop in to the DPaW office in Dwellingup. They're more than happy to help.
After last weeks little mistake, we've decided to hand the running of this page over to someone else. They've got big plans and are in the know with the WA 4WDing community.
Watch this space, exciting things to come.
UPDATE AND APOLOGIES:
The Captain Fawcett Memorial Track is closed for winter. Our last post was made in error. This page isn't associated with DPAW, we're just a couple of guys who enjoy 4wding.
Apologies to all for the misinformation..... won't happen again.
[02/02/17] With the rain we're having at the moment, the track is getting nice and muddy!
[01/22/17] Did anyone come visit #CaptainFawcettTrack this weekend?
It's Saturday folks, fuel up the rig, throw some stuff in the eksy and get out there. Doesn't matter where, just get out and enjoy this sunburnt country.
....speaking of which, don't forget the sunscreen and a hat!
Another great shot from the track. I'm guessing that was a different time of year though.
Nice shot of Murray River. Even in summer there's plenty to see and do around Dwellingup and the #CaptainFawcettTrack
Captain Fawcett Track Dwellingup's cover photo
Captain Fawcett Track Dwellingup
DARE ADVENTURES at Lot 1379 Vandals Road Dwellingup, is an purpose-built outdoor adventure camp.
This trail run event is in its 4th year and will be held on Sat 19th September & showcases the wider Dwellingup area with a half marathon and 12km & 6km distances as well as a doggie dash!